By Stephen Twinoburyo
Nina, I have to try and outdo this other chap, Drew Ddembe, who’s been writing to you incenssantly, by writing my own letter, only that I’ll make mine shorter – and sweeter.
As a Museveni diehard you provide a great punching bag for me and that I do with glee. If I can’t find Museveni, at least I have you within reach. I saw somebody ask what you – and some other NRM fellas (not all NRMs) – smoke. Unlike him, I won’t ask that. I am just amazed by your fanatical support for Museveni. Following many of your arguments, I find that you clearly never see anything wrong with him. You always reduce his ills to something else – people around him, fatigue, lack of sleep, misreading e.t.c. Maybe this has to do with you having seen him as a father figure and provider all the time you’ve known him. I’m sorry to say this, but I have a feeling this is unconsciously – or even consciously – built into you due to your father’s support for the man. I know you are royal to your dad, and rightfully so, but I think you may need to look at Museveni from a different angle.
The man is clearly an autocrat and despite the achievement he’s made, his damage to the country has been monumental. If most of the world is seeing him that way. I wonder why you are not able to see it. One time I made a post saying “it’s difficult to see the picture when you are in the frame”. Is your failure to see the situation possibly a result of you being in the frame?
I hope you don’t wish to be caught on the wrong side of history. I hope you don’t want to be like Saif al Gaddafi who was telling people that the people of Libya were ready to die in defence of his father when instead the people were actually on the streets cerebrating his fleeing like a rat into a hole.
I know Museveni was very grateful for the outstanding role you played in his ‘re-election’ and publicly pointed this out. You are definitely his darling and like a child at a privileged beneficially end, it may not be easy to see the evil in the benefactor. Maybe like John Nagenda (http://www.monitor.co.ug/Magazines/ThoughtIdeas+/-/689844/1229632/-/mwhv5d/-/index.html), a time will come when you place yourself – or be placed – outside the frame and you see the picture.
I am looking forward to such a time.